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PLC with distributed I/O

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has introduced SattCon 200, a new programmable logic controller with distributed input/output system.
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Bus components

Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.
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Dual-level sensors

Superprox® dual-level sensors with on/off latch-control output are now available for a variety of dual-level control applications from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH).
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Switch catalog

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has revised its basic switches catalog to include sealed subminiature basic switches. Catalog 10, Basic Switches, also highlights miniature, standard size, sealed and high-temperature basic switches and door switches.
Machine Product Brief
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Vertical f/f/s

General Packaging Equipment Co. (Houston, TX) introduces a new 4-page color brochure describing the broad line of vertical f/f/s machines. The brochure provides a reference to different types of fillers and product applications, as well as information on available options.
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Micromini vacuum pump

A microminiature air-powered vacuum pump from Vaccon (Medfield, MA) uses tiny vacuum cups for a wide variety of pick-and-place applications. The Fastvac VP00-0060H Venturi Vacuum Pump is capable of pulling a 28"-Hg vacuum and can be located close to the part and fitted with Microvac Series vacuum cups as small as 1/16".
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Pocket unscrambler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) Model ERP is an economical rotary pocket unscrambler that handles an array of container shapes and sizes at speeds to 250 containers/min.
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EAS label applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2111ST Reverse Vac Blow labeler has a 10" drop-down snorkel for applying electronic article sur- veilance label sensors at speeds to 400 cycles/ min.
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Color guides

The 1996 edition of the Pantone® (Carl-stadt, NJ) Color Refer-ence guide is now available. As exposure to light or prolonged contact may cause fading or discoloration of these guides, the company recommends that they be updated annually to assure color accuracy.
Machine Product Brief
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Centralized ink delivery

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has introduced the patent-pending Centralized Ink Delivery system for the PEL Series high-resolution ink-jet system. Designed for applications requiring two or more print heads, it uses a single ink source, instead of separate bottles, to minimize maintenance.
Machine Product Brief
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PVDC-coated paper

Designed for dry food applications, new non-foil PVDC-coated paper from American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has a moisture vapor transmission rate of .03 g/100 sq"/24 hr/100° to 90° RH.
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Retroreflective sensors

Banner Eng.'s (Minneapolis, MN) Omni-Beam® Q45 photoelectric sensors operate in a retroreflective mode. A built-in Class II laser diode allows long sensing ranges up to 225', or 130' in the polarized version, with a 670-nm beam.
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Rotary actuators

The new Series RL rotary actuators from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) are suited for high-speed applications with rotations of 180° in as little as .030 seconds.
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Quick-release mount

A LiteLock(TM) quick-release mounting system from Jergens (Cleveland, OH) is designed to reduce changeover time when mounting a fixture plate to a receiver plate during assembly or manufacturing procedures.
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Lowerator/elevator

The Gripper lowerator/elevator from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) gently lowers dairy and juice containers from a second floor filling line in sync with a filling rate of over 900 bottles/min.
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Container orienter

Bottling Development (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Model BD2700 rotary orienter. Allows 90°, 180° and 270° orientation of glass and plastic containers in most shapes and sizes.
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Capacitive sensors

Capacitive sensors from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) are designed to sense nonmetallic products. They can be adjusted to ignore or "see through" an object to detect a second object behind it.
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High-speed weigher

The Spectra(TM) weigher from Woodman (Decatur, GA) uses a Windows®-based interface and digital strain gauge load cells to reach speeds to 150 weighments/min with high accuracy.

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